If you ask any travel enthusiast about the one country that they’d definitely want to visit, Italy is sure to be mentioned. Tourists who have visited rave about its picturesque countryside and excellent cuisine. Known as one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world, the bel paese has lots to offer. Check out our look into some popular destinations in Italy, so you can put them on your list of worldly delights!

On the Canals of Venice

A collection of 118 small islands, Venice is a beautiful city with canals and bridges all around. Its fascinating waterways have earned it several names including the “City of Canals” and “The Floating City”.

The architecture, the stunning artwork, and the lagoons make it one of the most fascinating cities on the peninsula. The entire city, along with all of its lagoons, has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of the places you must visit in Venice include the Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco and St. Mark’s Basilica. Be sure to catch a ride on a gondola in the Grand Canal. Venice is sure to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and a number of Venice tours are available to make sure yours is an unforgettable one.

Saint Marks Basilica from the Square

Saint Marks Basilica, Venice.

Quintessential Capri

Capri is another jewel in the crown of Italy. Located to the south of the Gulf of Naples, Capri is a beautiful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is famous as a resort destination both domestically and abroad.

In Capri, you can explore the limestone crags that shoot up from the sea, creating mesmerizing views. The ruins of the Imperial Roman villas are also a must-visit.

Some of the other places to visit are the Blue Grotto, the lovely town of Anacapri and the harbors of Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. If you like wildlife, you can see spectacular blue lizards, mullets, peregrine falcons, blackbirds, woodcocks and many more exotic birds and animals.

Mouth Vesuvius From Sorrento

Mount Vesuvius from the stunning Sorrentine Peninsula.

On the Cliffs of Sorrento

Sorrento is a small city just to the south of Naples with around 16,500 residents. Also known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, from here you can view glorious panoramas of Naples, the Isle of Capri and Vesuvius. You can hire a car and drive through the Amalfi Coast to the cliffs high over the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Orchards and orchards of nuts, citrus fruit, grapes and olives are a must-visit in Sorrento.

Some of the famous places of interest are the Cathedral of Sorrento, the Church of Santi Felice and Baccolo, the ruins of Punta del Capo and the 14th century Monastery of St. Francesco.

Our Pompeii-Sorrento tour from Rome is a great option to explore two of southern Italy's most beautiful areas in a single day.